The decision to sell or purchase a home is one of the biggest a person will make. Sellers may have lived in a property for many years, raising a family and making memories there. Potential buyers will be looking for a place where they can feel truly comfortable – not to mention a piece of real estate that’s going to represent a good investment for years to come.
That’s why it’s critical that the decision to make an offer on a house is well-informed, not just driven by emotion and a great sales pitch. How better to proceed than with accurate and reliable information about the property in question?
Our building inspections for Melbourne homes are a great way to get to the hidden details you normally wouldn’t uncover until they became noticeable problems later on. Our inspections go beyond the obvious, focusing on hidden defects that may be costly if not detected. Carried out by an independent building inspector with extensive engineering experience, our services are comprehensive and guaranteed to give you the insight you deserve.
We offer these services for all types of homes – from large houses to small flats.
We follow up our inspections with thorough property reports for Melbourne customers. These are completed on-site and presented to clients at the completion of all house inspections. We are happy to go over the report with you to ensure that you have a complete understanding of our findings. We are available for follow-up telephone consultations after all property inspections, at no extra cost to the client.
These inspections are conducted for anyone wanting an indication of a property’s condition prior to purchase. Whether you’re buying your first home or you’re looking to participate in house auctions, our inspections can help ensure there are no hidden problems or major issues that may cost you money at a later date.
Pest inspections can be carried out if a client suspects they may have termites or borers at their property. Termite and timber pest inspections can be combined with pre purchase inspections and a discount offered.
Our pre handover inspections are carried out on new builds prior to making the final payment to the Builder, no matter how much you trust the builder. Having a Final inspection ensures that all defects are rectified and completed prior to you moving in.
Dilapidation reports are conducted to document the current condition of a property prior to construction commencing on a neighbouring property. We follow a comprehensive dilapidation report template that helps ensure any damage to neighbouring properties as a result of construction activities is corrected and compensation paid.
These pre-listing inspections are commissioned by the seller to give peace of mind to the potential buyers.
Our special-purpose property reports can include:
These reports are for particular areas of a property; for example, if a current owner has noticed a wall is starting to crack, we can investigate the cause and recommend a possible solution. The investigation may include monitoring the cracks to determine the rate of movement and direction. Geotechnical testing may also be carried out, which will involve exposing the footing and gathering soil samples to determine if the cause of the cracking is related to the footing depth or soil structure.
A special-purpose property report may be completed if someone has a concern about the quality of work that has been completed by a tradesman. We can review the works and offer suggestions to rectify the problems. For example, if the concrete slab in a garage is cracking excessively, we can investigate the cause of the cracks and whether the slab was built correctly, or if a roof is leaking, we can investigate the cause of the leak and provide a recommendation.
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.